Instructor Resources

Below is a list of instructor/particpant resources presented during the Associate program workshops. 

Active Learning 
COC Library:
Bonwell, C. & Eison, J Active Learning: Creating Excitement in the Classroom George Washington University, 1991. (LB 1027.23 B66 1991)

Silberman, M Active Learning: 101 Strategies to Teach Any Subject Allyn and Bacon, 1996. (LB1027.23 .S556 1996)   

Online Resources:
"Twenty Terrible Reasons for Lecturing"

The Active Learning Site
This site supports the scholarship of teaching by providing research-based resoureces designed to help faculty use active learning successfully in college and university classrooms.


Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching.  Resources for Teacing-CATs

University of Indiana Teaching Handbook on Discussion
Princeton University Teaching Handbook - Facilitating Discussion


Honolulu Community College Teaching Tips
University of Illinois Center for Teaching Excellence


"Course Syllabi for the 21st Century
Victoria Leonard. Teaching and Learning Web Center. College of the Canyons. 

"Creating an Effective Online Syllabus" 

"Creating the Elegant Syllabus
 Advocate Online. National Education Association (NEA).

"Writing a Syllabus
Altman, Howard B. and Cashin, William E.

"Design and Teach a Course: Write the Syllabus
Ehnancing Education.

"Writing a Syllabus
Reihman, Greg. Lehigh University College of Arts and Sciences.

"Designing a Learning-Centered Syllabus
Center for Teaching Effectiveness.

"Developing an effective course syllabus
Hess, Jana. Business Network.

"California Community Colleges Guidelines for Title 5 Regulations, Chapter 6, Part 1
Chancellor’s Office, California Community Colleges.


Teaching and Learning Styles
“Grasha-Riechmann Teaching Styles Survey”

“Soloman-Felder Learning Styles Survey”

Another helpful tool is the “Teaching Goals Inventory”:


Lesson Planning Documents
Lesson Plan Template (.doc) Click here --> Lesson Plan
Lesson Plan Template (.pdf) Click here -->Lesson Plan
Lesson Planning Resources

Other Resources
COC Teaching and Learning Web Center 

COC Professional Development website 
COC Institute of Teaching and Learning